We have been an avid buyer of Hyundais and Kia, until this Veracruz. At first the car was tight and very sound car, after 60K miles of being well cared for the car rattles, wind noise and many electric problems, specfically the powerseat settings for driver, the steering wheel locks up and needs key to start (normal start is just having the key fob in the auto)
I have had this car in several times to repair and it gets repaired but returns back to problem after couple months of driving. Still a solid car, but these issues are just annoying considering I have had 2005 Kia Optima with 165K miles and no problems, not rattles. The 2006 Hyandai Sante Fe I owned before this car never had a problem nor never returned it to the shop even with 50K miles. Will probably buy the Sante Fe, not a Veracruz. FYI young mechanic at dealer told me these problems were common with this model
2007 Hyundai VeracruzJomama - San Diego01/09/2009
Knew I was going to buy a Hyundai because of the positive reports I had read about their cars and warranty. I was set on the Santa Fe, but at the last minute decided to go with the Veracruz. It is a little bigger and seemed to get the same mileage rating, more or less. I test drove both models and absolutely loved the way the Veracruz handled and how comfortable it is. Too bad I didn't have that third row seating when my kids were younger, but it is a nice feature even without lots of kids. I always wish to get better mileage, but I need a car to fit my 4 dogs so that is the sacrifice I make driving a bigger car. I get about 20 MPG with 50-50 split of city/freeway driving.
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